Rosemary Garlic Carrots

Everybody needs a couple of side dish recipes that are no fuss, no fail and can really elevate a good meal to something special. This is one of those recipes. Incredibly simple and yet packed with flavor that feels indulgent. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, special enough for a holiday meal. They are a fantastic side dish, but also make an exceptional cold snack the next day. Although to be honest they rarely last that long. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 lb carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp butter 
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary 
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Put your chopped carrots into a steaming basket. (I prefer a bamboo steamer)
  • Bring a couple of inches of water to a rolling boil and place your steaming basket on top. 
  • Cover with a lid and steam for exactly 5 mutes. 
  • Remove your basket from the heat and in a nonstick skillet melt the olive oil and butter together over medium high heat. 
  • Add the garlic slices and rosemary and when fragrant pour the carrots into the pan. 
  • Sautee the carrots in the garlic, rosemary butter mixture over medium high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Make sure not to over stir as you want the carrots to brown a little. 
  • When the carrots are tender and have developed some color, remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! 
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